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Originally posted by Dave Tong BBP:
Claret is just a British term for red Bordeaux. (Legend has it that it's a corruption of the French word clairet.) So any Californian bordeaux blend would fit the bill.

Try Franciscan Magnificat - decent QPR juice.


I used the term claret as I specifically am asking about non french bordeaux wines.
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Originally posted by Dave Tong BBP:
In that case "Meritage" would be a better term. For over 300 years "Claret" has meant Bordeaux, and within the EU it is a reserved word.


I strongly agree leaving Bordeaux in France where it belongs. One would not ask for non-Californian Napa-Valley wines either.

Other 'nice' example: Rhône wine, Rhône is a Region in France and i do not like the way the term is used on winespectator. Since people here are experts it looks like an intentional attack on those old names.
There is no Bordeaux wine outside of France,
there is no Burgundy outside of France,
there is no Champagne outside of France,
there is no Rhône wine outside France,
there is no Rhine Riesling outside Germany
...

The use of those terms for other countries is reflecting the eternal wine naming conflict between the EU and the USA.
Last edited by moselleluxemburg

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